That's right its time for me to start officially getting ready for the 2017 Boston Marathon. As I mentioned to those of you in the Running Challenge Facebook Group, I'm once again running Boston for an amazing charity (more on that later).
I recently came across another running blog called Jess Runs ATL where she posts updates of her training for (in this case) the Richmond Marathon and honestly I thought it was a great idea so I'm going to follow suit. Plus she has a link up with another great blog (The Right Fits) that I thought y'all might enjoy.
Over the next 23 weeks, I'll be providing everyone with a behind the scenes look at both how my training is going, but also a peak into Mbio Apparel's operations and my life in general.
Now given my choice to get ready for a marathon, I like to follow a 18 week program, so with 23 to go, its a little early to start it so for this month I'm going to go with our 30 Day running challenge's Intermediate program which will be a nice warmup into the full training cycle.
So...how did week one go?
|Tuesday: 1 mile @ 9:28 pace. This was a fun run...just got out there and did it in my favorite pair of shoes...my Vibrams!|
|Wednesday: 2 miles @ 9:26 pace. I don't know the music was just right today. I usually run to podcasts, but today it was Pandora on a "running" station and I felt I rocked it.|
|Thursday: 3 miles @ 11:01 pace. I wasn't really feeling it today. Had to walk a lot of mile 2. It was crazy humid outside and I just wasn't into it. But the 3 miles got done and that's what counts.|
|Friday: 3 miles @ 11:34 pace. Ugg...same thing. Still really humid and ended up walking much of mile 2.|
|Saturday: Rest. I was supposed to run 3 miles again today. But after the past two days, I was feeling I might be better off with a rest day...plus I was running all over the place with the kids having dance, soccer, and Tae Kwon Do all at the same time (makes it difficult when only my wife and I can drive).|
|Sunday: 3 miles @ 10:19 pace. Taking Sat off was a good idea! Today should have been the rest day, but I got in Sat's 3 miles. Much better run as you can see with a full minute faster pace over the previous 3 milers|
Ok so that's where we are at. This coming week's plan looks like this:
|4 m run||3 m run||1 mile run||3 m pace||3 m run||4 m run||Rest|
So I'll check back in with you next Sunday. Of course our regular blog content will still be coming on Tuesday as normal.
Have a great week and let me know in the comments how your training is coming!
So you want to be in the top 0.5%? You want to join that tiny percentage of people who have finished a marathon?
The good news is you can totally do it. All you have to do is follow these seven simple (not necessarily easy) steps:
We're back. I'm back. I know for a lot of you the gyms are closed or will be closed soon. But good news another great benefit of running is you can do it by yourself, you can do it outside and you don't need a lot of gear.
So I know it’s not much notice, but we've got to get moving. A new challenge starts on Monday, so get your head ready and let’s do this.